May 23, 2009

I believe in a new spirit of helping

"The Wish"
"The Wish"

Please help us if you can. I believe in a new spirit of helping our neighbors and "the most unfortunate among us" is re-awakening in America. One of America’s noblest foundations could use your help. Angels In Waiting has a growing network of dedicated nurses (35+) throughout California. Because of your gracious donations during these troubling times, Angels in Waiting (AIW) has expanded into other states throughout America. These dedicated Nurses offer vital love and support to America’s forgotten medically fragile foster care infants and children.

Please check out the newly published children's book called “The Wish.” AIW’s foster care infants and children are the inspiration for this tale. The Wish represents the emotions and desires of our abused, abandoned and forgotten foster care infants and children who have touched the lives and hearts of the Nurses who care for them. Our hope is that the irresistibly cute, lovable characters evoke sympathy as well as empathy for those less fortunate than ourselves, and desire to help the helpless. The moral of the story imparts hope, understanding, and the acceptance of our differences. Please check out the first edition family approved “Dove Awarded” children's book called “The Wish” on AIW’s website.http://angelsinwaitingUSA.org

We realize money is tight, and the vast majority of American’s do not have any unessential funds… If you can't donate money now, you could give some of your time to cast the net of awareness with an email to your friends and family. Angels in Waiting foundation truly helps save childhoods by moving America’s foster care infants and children from our CPS Offices, hospitals, group homes and nursing institutions into the homes of Register Nurses who nurture, heal and advocate for them- in the hospital's, classrooms and in Family Courtrooms across America. AIW helps to save a child and ensure a childhood by ending the child's time in the Foster Care System; finds permanent homes for them; and paves the way to better lives with continued resources for America’s vulnerable little ones.

Because of America’s growing economic crisis, job layoffs and housing foreclosures, too many of America's precious infant's and children are becoming medically fragile at the hands of their parents. Now, more than ever, America's foster care infants and children need your compassion and support. Thank you for your continued support of Angels in Waiting and your dedication to improving the lives of America’s foster children. Feel free to tell your friends about Angels in Waiting and their incredible work and please check out their precious and beautifully illustrated children's book. I guarantee you it will bring a joyful tear to your eye and fill your heart with pride.

Linda West-Conforti RN

No One cares to stop.
No One cares to stop.
Some of AIW's Nurses
Some of AIW's Nurses

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May 23, 2009

Thank You for Making a Difference in the Life of a Special Needs Child!

The faces of children your donations have helped.
The faces of children your donations have helped.

Today we are looking at many more families who have children on the autism spectrum. The statistic show that 1 out of 150 are on the spectrum. There are new bills being proposed as we speak to congress and the senate to help families with obtaining the very needed services for their child. Through Global Giving it is our goal to be able to provide some of the very needed services to families who are not able to afford them now, and the insurance companies have not yet recognized the special services that are vital treatment for these children. Families are looking daily for services that are affordable and valuable to help them reach their child and to be able to communicate with them. They want their children to be able to function in the normal world and through the donations that are received, families will be able to come to programs like RDI (relationship development integration) that has proven success in reaching these children and helping them learn about why it is important to do the common daily tasks asked of them each day. Training for this program is costly, and through the donations people like you can help these children get the help they need. Donations will help send more professionals to the RDI training which will allow more families to learn about these viable services for their child. Your donations will also allow training professionals in the field of autism to work one-on-one with the children. Let's help these children who need to have a childhood filled with happy, and fun memories. Thank you for you continued support.

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Mar 4, 2009

An Extraordinary Nurse Versus An Ordinary Nurse

A NOTE FROM GLOBALGIVING:

This is the second in a series of snapshots about project leader Linda Conforti and her organization Angels in Waiting.

Thank you for your continued support of Linda and her tireless dedication to improving the lives of America’s foster children. We ask you to contribute again today! Feel free to tell your friends about Linda and her incredible work!

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An Extraordinary Nurse Versus An Ordinary Nurse

Linda Conforti has been a neonatal and pediatric intensive care nurse for over 25 years. Over her career she has noticed an alarming increase of methamphetamine use among pregnant women, resulting in infants being born prematurely. Sadly, many birth mothers abandon their babies who are fighting for their lives in neonatal intensive care units across the country.

In 2005, Linda decided that she was going to become the voice for these souls and recruit nurses to take them into their homes, heal them, adopt them, or find adoptive homes for them.

“In high school I took a course … called medical occupations,” says Linda. “There was a nurse who taught that class. She inspired me to become an extraordinary nurse versus an ordinary nurse.”

Linda established Angels in Waiting with the goal to pair compassionate, capable, and trained nurses with medically fragile foster care infants and children and provide them with a loving, safe, and nurturing environment.

 
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